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ERIC Number: EJ775164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Psychosocial Treatment Malls for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Thorn, Shannon H.; Bamburg, Jay W.; Pittman, Amanda
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v28 n5 p531-538 Oct-Nov 2007
The provision of active treatment for people with intellectual disabilities has been seminal in the literature and in practice for a number of years. Active treatment has programmatic, financial, and legal ramifications for agencies and should be at the center of all appropriate treatment plans. The current work examines the use of psychosocial rehabilitation treatment malls to deliver active treatment to people with intellectual disabilities. The history, development, and implementation of these methods are discussed, with emphasis on services that are functional, meaningful, and portable. The importance of the therapeutic milieu is considered in context and discussed as the primary pathway to increased community integration. Finally, future directions of the treatment malls are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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